Dinner with a Tastemaker: 1stdibs Founder Michael Bruno -

An exclusive dinner with the magnetic entrepreneur

Please join us for this intimate dinner with one of the most elegant provocateurs of our time. As the founder of 1stdibs, the world’s premier online luxury marketplace in twenty-two countries, Michael Bruno is an internet and real estate maven. This fall, he is launching a transformative real estate venture, Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club, in Rockland County, New York. He is also a passionate collector of historic homes and a steward of land preservation

Bruno himself lives in Tuxedo Park, New York, and is working on a master plan for the Tuxedo-Sloatsburg Corridor revitalization project. His company, The Tuxedo Hudson Company, was awarded $1.75M in grants from New York to create the a “Gateway to the Hudson Valley.” As a native of Larchmont, New York, Bruno believes in using an organic process with his projects. He believes one should “have big ideas but be ok with starting small, without hesitation, and see where it goes… For example, there is much more to our current Rockland County real estate venture than meets the eye.”

Bruno’s accolades within the design industry include “Pillar of New York” by the Preservation League of New York, “Visionary” by the Lighthouse Guild, and “Innovator” by The Sir John Soane Museum Foundation. He also sits on the board of the Orange County Land Trust and the Museum of the City of New York. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ELLE Décor, Financial Times, TIME, and Architectural Digest (France and Germany), among others. It goes without saying—he makes a fantastic dinner guest!